Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational Earth Science Graduate Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Computational Earth Science Group in the Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division (ees.lanl.gov) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has an opening for a creative and resourceful graduate student with background in hydrogeology and subsurface flow and transport modeling . The successful candidate will apply and develop computational methods for simulation and analysis of models of radionuclide gas migration within fractured rock. Additional opportunities may include groundwater flow and transport modeling to support experiments related to radioactive waste disposition. Simulations will be performed using existing software (e.g., FEHM (fehm.lanl.gov), PFLOTRAN (www.pflotran.org)) and analytical solutions. Analyses will be performed on historical data as well as on data from recent field experiments.
The successful applicant will participate in creating and presenting research at technical conferences and program meetings and in the development of internal technical reports and manuscripts for submission to high-impact journals.
The starting date for the initial appointment is July 2021. Options for continuing work with the laboratory can be pursued after the initial appointment, but is not guaranteed and depends on future funding situations in addition to candidate performance.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Currently enrolled in an accredited Ph.D. program in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Geosciences, Physics or Engineering.
Must be enrolled in at least 6 semester credit hours (or full-time equivalent). Students preparing to begin a graduate program of study must provide documentation indicating matriculation into an appropriate degree program.
Must currently have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
Have a theoretical understanding of processes related to gas flow and transport in fractured rock and porous media.
Strong organizations skills.
Excellent communication, writing and oral presentation skills.
Fluency in one or more programming languages such as Matlab, Fortran, Python or C++.
Demonstrated ability to work creatively and independently in collaboration with large interdisciplinary and diverse research teams.
Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which normally requires US citizenship.
Education/Experience : Enrolled in an accredited Ph.D. program in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Geosciences, Physics or Engineering with at least one year remaining before completion.
Experience visualizing model output with ParaView, Visit, or other dynamic visualization software.
Experience with Linux operating systems.
Experience in application of numerical models of fluid flow and transport in fractured rock and porous media.
Experience with machine learning methods.
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Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Contact Name Lopez, Alexine F C (Alexine)
Vacancy Name: IRC85718
Organization Name EES-16/Earth and Environmental Sciences - Computational Earth Science
Req ID: IRC85718
Category: Student - Graduate